Christopher A. Chapman

Chris Chapman of Birmingham, AL

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I copied the following from the ChicagoBoyz blog:

True Colors

by: James R. Rummel

"The guards at Buckingham Palace, to show support for America after the 9/11 attacks, played the Star Spangled Banner instead of the usual God Save the Queen. I get a lump in my throat every time I see it.

The Guards played the Spanish national anthem, Marcha Real, after the Madrid bombings last year. They wanted to put aside one of the most beloved of British traditions for one day to show respect.

Publius Pundit reports that we hoisted the Union Jack over the State Department today, the first time in history that a foreign flag has flown there."

As you can see, I've added a small "token" of support on the right side of the blog. In rememberance of 7/7.... check out Wikipedia's take on the tragedy.

Since my parents are mainly traveling by sea and land in Alaska, far removed from the mess in Europe, I'm not too worried about their safety. But, traveling at present doesn't seem like such a great idea. Here's to them arriving home safely at the end of July.

Also, I'm relatively worried about my buddy Todd Green over in Sweden. Not only is he getting beat up by his wife, but his entire family will probably now have to deal with a "heightened" sense of security while visiting. God Speed on their safe return to the States later this summer.

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